Archive for August, 2011

Free-Market Solutions versus FEMA

Monday, August 29th, 2011

In Hurricane Irene and Walmart’s Staff Meteorologist,¬†from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Eileen Norcross discusses economist Steven Horwitz’s assertion that the private sector was able to handle Hurricane Katrina more adeptly and more quickly than FEMA.

The article link’s to the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship’s interview of Horwitz on this very issue.

Entrepreneur Magazine Sues an Entrepreneur

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Entrepreneur Media, Inc. is suing Daniel R. Castro for using the domain name “” According to Entrepreneur Media’s lawyers, his clients hold the trademark on the word “entrepreneur.”

Read Paul M. Barrett’s Bloomberg article here.

Steve Mariotti on Teaching Capitalism in the USSR

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

In “Teaching Capitalism in the Last Days of the USSR,” Steve Mariotti discusses his experience teaching capitalism and business to students in the final days of the USSR as it was changing to Russia.

Mariotti is a Kaizen interviewee and the founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Before NFTE, Mariotti was a successful entrepreneur and a teacher in some of New York’s most challenging schools. Because of his innovative methods for teaching business concepts, Mariotti was named Teacher of the Year for New York State in 1988.